These players put their health and potentially their lives on the line every time they suit up. Give them all the information about the risks and mitigations, give them no negative consequences for not playing and then let them make the decision whether to play or not. McDonalds workers are expected to work through this whole thing, I’m not saying that there should be a season, but lets not act like this is any different than the decisionS real workers make every day.
I've heard multiple college officials whose school is shutting down their season say they don't want someone to die on their watch. For Washington State, Tyler Hilinski died on their watch. For our school, Tyrek Coger died on ours. I completely get their concerns and understand that those were instances where their deaths were tragic, but impacted only them, whereas with this it's something that could be spread to others.
I hope to see a fun and safe football season, but if we can't do it I understand. But as a sports fan I gotta question why one risk that hasn’t changed in the last 12 months is completely acceptable while this new risk isn't.